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formerly known as "Under the Gun Theater"

Chicago's Home for Fringe Theater


The Newport

Step up the stairs and into Wrigleyville's hidden gem: The Newport
Theater is Chicago's home for fringe theater.

This 125-seat theater features an innovative mix of artist-produced
burlesque, drag, comedy, and variety shows. Our bar features a
selection of craft beers, cheap beers, wine, soft drinks and mixed
drinks (no food/no minimum).

From its origins as the Links Hall performance space to its
evolution as an improv/comedy theater, this intimate theater has
featured many voices over the years. The Newport strives to continue
this legacy by featuring a diversity of voices, perspectives, and
attitudes while steadfastly providing exceptional entertainment.


Our facility includes a 20'X13' mirrored dance studio/activity room and offer a variety of classes/programming in addition to private rentals. 

Please read The Newport Theater's Value Statement for our philosophy on how we strive to creative supportive, safe, and inclusive theater experiences. 

Box Office

Buy tickets online by clicking on an event up above


956 West Newport Ave

Chicago, IL 60657

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We'd love to hear from you! Feel free to contact our team members listed below 

Newport Theater Camp/Class Questions

Bazuka Joe -

Book an event or private party

Tila von Twirl -

Questions about the Newport Peekeasy, Newport’s weekly house show

Natanya -


Neighborhood partnerships, fundraising, and grants

Jennifer -

Social Media scheduling

Dora -


Content creation, digital media, video editing requests

Noah -

Please utilize our Feedback Form to submit feedback on a show/the venue. 

Please utilize our Incident Report Form if you were involved in/witnessed an incident onsite.

Refer to our Incident Report Strategy to understand how your report will be processed. 


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